A video of Australian stand-in captain Shane Watson's press conference after the team's defeat against Sri Lanka in the 12th One-Day International of the CB Series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

 

Australia's stand-in-skipper, Shane Watson admitted that in the end David Hussey's brilliance was not enough to see them through as they had lost “too many wickets in the middle overs”.

 

“A brilliant game of cricket. You never knew who was going to win, but we lost too many wickets in the middle,” Watson, who led Australia in place of injured Michael Clarke, said.

 

“David Hussey batted beautifully, as he's shown through the summer so far. You need a few other guys to bat around him,” he said of the right-hander, who was the last Australian wicket to fall but not before scoring a run-a-ball 74.

 

Watson also backed Hussey's decision not to run the single off the second last ball off the 49th over with Australia needing 10 runs off eight balls.

 

“I back his judgement because he probably backed himself to score 10 runs of the last over,” the skipper said.

Watson said he was sure regular captain Clarke will be fit for Sunday's first of the three finals.